Josh mak­ing waves in gam­ing in­dus­try

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A 20-YEAR-OLD game de­vel­oper from New­town­moun­tkennedy has cer­tainly caught the in­dus­try’s eye, col­lect­ing two sig­nif­i­cant ac­co­lades in the last cou­ple of weeks.

Josh Loveridge, who hails from Bal­li­nahinch, has turned his pas­time into a ca­reer, cre­at­ing Loveridge Designs and look­ing for­ward to re­leas­ing his se­cond game in Oc­to­ber.

Ear­lier this month, Loveridge Designs was awarded Busi­ness All-Star Ac­cred­i­ta­tion at Croke Park. This ac­cred­i­ta­tion is an in­de­pen­dent third-party seal of ap­proval recog­nis­ing qual­ity busi­nesses in Ire­land. All-Stars also be­come part of The Reg­is­ter of Ir­ish Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence (TRIBE) and Josh has now be­come the youngest TRIBE mem­ber in the coun­try.

‘I’m ex­tremely hon­oured to be awarded the cov­eted Busi­ness All-Star Ac­cred­i­ta­tion,’ said Josh. ‘Re­ceiv­ing this ac­cred­i­ta­tion is a tes­ta­ment to the re­sults of hard work, ded­i­ca­tion and the sheer willpower to suc­ceed from all team and fam­ily mem­bers at Loveridge Designs.’

Hot on the heels of that suc­cess, Josh col­lected an Imirt Ir­ish Game Award at the an­nual awards cer­e­mony last Fri­day, Septem­ber 19. Josh won the award for his game ‘The One We Found’, a first per­son sur­vival hor­ror ex­pe­ri­ence, which he re­leased last year on XBox.

Far from rest­ing on his lau­rels, Josh is al­ready look­ing ahead to the next big thing at Loveridge Designs – the re­lease of his new game ‘Cas­tle Cos­tume’. The game is a plat­form ac­tion-ad­ven­ture set in a semi-open world en­vi­ron­ment and played from a third-per­son per­spec­tive. It will be re­leased on Plays­ta­tion and Nine­tendo on Oc­to­ber 31.

Josh Loveridge and his mother Caro­line (cen­tre) re­ceiv­ing the Busi­ness All-Star Ac­cred­i­ta­tion from Dr Briga Hynes from the Kemmy Busi­ness School at the Univer­sity of Limerick and Se­na­tor Aod­hán Ó Ríordáin.

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